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Denise Anita Washington

May 20, 1957 ~ March 4, 2018 (age 60)

Denise Anita Washington, age 60, passed away on March 4, 2018. She was born in 1957 in Long Branch, New Jersey to Alfred and Frances Washington. Denise was a god-fearing woman who cherished being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. One of her greatest accomplishments was raising her children. She also spent 21 years proudly serving in the United States Army as a mechanic. She continued being a mechanic and a mechanic instructor after her time in the Army. Denise was a philanthropist who stayed involved in the community as a member of the N.A.A.C.P and she even ran for County Tax Commissioner. She was a businesswoman, owning a limousine company and working in catering. There wasn’t a single person that Denise Washington ever met whom she didn’t have a positive influence on their life. She was loved by so many!

Denise is survived by her children, Regina Washington and Elijah Gantt (April); grandchildren, Demone Kiara, Faison, Saison, Brooke, Elijah Jr, Leon Gantt (Kerry), Desmier, Edgar Gantt (Nikki), Nathan and Charli; great grandchildren, Jaden, Zion, Syasia, McKenzie, and Taraji.

A funeral service honoring Denise Washington’s life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The family will receive visitors an hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will follow the service.

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